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01-03-2013, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jekoh View Post
Oh, so that's where the goofy Lood-man pronunciation came from: someone must have written "" and an english speaker decided to disregard the "" sign and read it as 'oo'


That sound does not exist in English (to my knowledge). No English letter will do. It's equivalent to the French "u".

Lid-man was reasonably close, going to Lood-man instead is just stupid. Even more so in French, btw, because French does have the "" sound.
"LUHD-man" seems to be about as accurate as I can think would fit.

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